Posted 25 March 2011 by Interview:

Brian D. Holifield

How and when did you start training?

I was a basketball player in high school. To be honest with you I hated working out. Went straight to the ARMY right out of high school did 3 years. I hated working out while I was in there too. I really started getting into fitness when I got home from the military. Kind of ass backwards right?? But hey it was time to get started. I weighed 220lbs when I started lifting. But it just wasn’t the way I wanted to look. So I got serious, and I got on my diet and it was a wrap after that. My addiction for fitness became crazy. Now I’m 6’3 180lbs of straight VICIOUSNESS!!!!!

How do you manage to stay motivated and consistent?

My motivation comes from the heart. That is what drives me to be the best that I can be. There were times when I fell off due to the things going on in my life. But after working out it always became a stress reliever. Then comes the results of working out. The results got me going to make me go even harder. You look in the mirror and you see the results of the hard work you put in. It’s PRICELESS.

How long do you usually spend in the gym?

Hour and half to two hours.

What is your training routine like?


Gym time: 20min Cardio Stair master. Into a full body
workout. I do a lot of calisthenics. Body weight exercises give that
natural look.
4 sets of Wide Arm pull ups: 1st set 40reps, last 3 sets: 20reps
3 sets of Muscle Ups: 5reps
4 sets of Chest Cable Flys: 70lbs 15reps
4 sets of Leg Extensions: 210lbs 15-20reps


Cardio Santa Monica Stairs: 8-9 circuits up and down stairs
to pull ups, Resistant bans for Biceps, Shoulders 10lb medicine ball for
Oblique exercises

Wednesday: Same as Tuesday ,Thursday: Same as Tuesday Friday: Same as Tuesday Saturday: Same as Tuesday, Sunday: Same as Tuesday


What is your diet when trying to get in peak condition?

My diet consists of a high protein intake. Lots of veggies, fruits, tuna straight from the can, boiled egg whites with Herbalife nutrition products which gives me what I need to add to my high protein diet. With the amount of nutrition Combined from Herbalife products and my daily diet. My energy is through the roof and my peak condition is reached in a short time. Constantly maintaining a steady metabolism from the time wake up and eating 2-3hrs throughout the day to the time I sleep, helps reach my peak and maintain it year around. 365 days a year body!!!! GETSUM!!

Do you count calories or weight your food?

I never count my calories or weigh my food. Never have never will. Eat like your suppose to and add the proper nutrition in your diet. And Go hard in your workouts. There is no need to COUNT!!!!

How do you deal with cravings for junk foods,
sweets and salty food?

I have my cheat days here and there. But I never abuse the option to cheat. I satisfy my cravings with caramel rice cakes and peanut butter. Dark chocolate almonds, and granola bars etc.. I Don’t really mess with salty foods.

What is your greatest bodybuilding/
fitness achievement so far?

My greatest achievement so far is maintaining my weight. 6’3 180lbs is serious number in my eyes. People see me and they think I weigh over 200lbs. When tell them it’s shocking. Being super lean and cut is the way I want to be for life.

What are your future goals?

My future goals are to keep inspiring others to be fit and to be a successful Health & Fitness coach. And go on to help as many people as I can reach their goals health & fitness wise.

If you could have one superpower
what would it be and why?

My superpower would be. INVISIBILITY! So I can pop in and out of places with no one noticing me. HaHa that would be DOPE!!

What is the number one philosophy you live by?

Set your goals high and dream big!!!

What top 3 tips would you give to anyone wanting to get CutAndJacked?

  1. Have a strong heart. Let it motivate you.
  2. Proper Nutrition is the key to unlock your bodies potential
  3. Go hard in your workouts. Take it to the next level

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